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    Less likely to be pulled over in a European Car?

    I have been driving in Thailand for quite a long time and I have never (touchwood) been pulled over by the police. Most of my friends who drive have been pulled over quite often and the only difference between us all is that they drive a Japanese car and I drive a European car.

    Does it make a difference? I'll have to get a Japanese car to see if I get pulled over more often
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    Re: Less likely to be pulled over in a European Car?

    I've been pulled over 5 times in 1.5 years. I paid off the lying, cheating, mafia scum four of those times. I drive a Japanese truck.
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    Re: Less likely to be pulled over in a European Car?

    Maybe trucks get pulled over more than cars?
    I notice that motorbikes get pulled over a hell of a lot too!

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    Re: Less likely to be pulled over in a European Car?

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    Re: Less likely to be pulled over in a European Car?

    I notice that motorbikes get pulled over a hell of a lot too!
    They are usually young people. Imagine a parallel to an antelope on the African Savannah running with a limp.

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    Re: Less likely to be pulled over in a European Car?

    Quote Originally Posted by haltest View Post
    I notice that motorbikes get pulled over a hell of a lot too!
    Not when you have black-out shades on. Just keep on drivin'. I'm not the kind a pussy to be drinking the coppers sour milk.

    I'm pretty sure foreigner+thai on a motorbike quadruples the chances of being flagged down.

    I've heard loads lately about peeps getting the sting because they were "driving" in the 'passing' lane or because they were in the "truck" lane. They boys are creative, ya gotta give 'em that.

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    Re: Less likely to be pulled over in a European Car?

    Quote Originally Posted by kikiat View Post
    all the pig wanted was 100 baht note
    You got off light. I had to pay 500 four separate times. The other time (I've been pulled over 5 times) I was let off without having to pay anything.

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    Re: Less likely to be pulled over in a European Car?

    Well, if you have very dark tinting can you just ignore them more easily, since they can't see you and you can't see them there there no loss of face? Or is it that they can't tell you're a farang?
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    Re: Less likely to be pulled over in a European Car?

    I got stopped on the way to Lanta a few weeks ago. I think they were stopping everyone with out-of-province license plates (this was just before Trang).

    They said that our rear plate was illegal (didn't have that authentic embossed stamp).

    They checked luggage, glove compartment, etc. for 'drugs'. Probably because I was a farang.

    The wife said that the cop first asked for a bottle of whiskey. We didn't have any and she paid 200 baht instead of going to the police station and paying a 500 baht fine.

    Oh, it was a Honda Accord.

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    Re: Less likely to be pulled over in a European Car?

    I have been pulled over once in 3+years... it was last month and it was my fault. Was in the wrong lane to turn and the copper flagged me down. Took my license and told me to go to the station in 30 minutes to get it. I politely asked him if there was anyway around this as I was in a hurry... He said 200 baht and he would do it for me. Really, back home it would have been about 50USD for that infraction and points, instead it was 6USD no points and all but 2-3 minutes of my time.

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    Re: Less likely to be pulled over in a European Car?

    ^ well it worked out for you but i'd rather see the money going into the coffers rather than pockets--no matter how small an amount.

    also, considering salary discrepancies, i'd be more able to afford a 50USD ticket if I was on 50,000USD per year.

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    Re: Less likely to be pulled over in a European Car?

    Quote Originally Posted by crew View Post
    also, considering salary discrepancies, i'd be more able to afford a 50USD ticket if I was on 50,000USD per year.
    Depending upon where you live, of course, that may not be all that much, especially after all of the deductions for taxes and other similar things. $50 might be a big bite out of your available funds, and don't forget about the much larger insurance payment that is likely next time.

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    Official Re: Less likely to be pulled over in a European Car?

    Quote Originally Posted by haltest View Post
    I drive a European car.

    Does it make a difference? I'll have to get a Japanese car to see if I get pulled over more often

    Makes no diff,,,,,,,I've been pulled over in both Euro and Jap cars

    it's usually how ur drivin

    u prolly drive like an old woman shallow-hal,,,,,so avoiding speedin fines

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    Re: Less likely to be pulled over in a European Car?

    Quote Originally Posted by latm View Post
    and don't forget about the much larger insurance payment that is likely next time.
    greened.

    still, fines should go for tax purposes and not for a bottle of 100 pipers just so the scumbag can get hammered on the backs of the very people he's meant to protect.

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    Re: Less likely to be pulled over in a European Car?

    "Shud",,,,, a word so often used here


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